CHICAGO, IL—Barnes & Thornburg has added Eric Sussman as a partner in its Chicago office. Sussman joins the firm’s Litigation Department with a focus on white collar defense, governmental investigations, and high-profile commercial litigation.
Sussman was previously a deputy chief in the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago and handled numerous high-profile white collar criminal cases. He was also the First Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where he supervised over 800 lawyers and investigators in the criminal, appellate and juvenile justice bureaus as well as the civil actions bureau.
Sussman’s practice encompasses white collar defense, securities enforcement matters, internal investigations, and commercial litigation. He has represented corporations and executives in litigation and investigations with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and several other government agencies.